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[PPT] Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study for Natural and Agricultural Systems
10 September 2012
Author: Jeremy Carew-Reid

HANOI, VIETNAM -- On September 5th, 2012, USAID Mekong ARCC presented at the 2nd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, which was sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation of the Netherlands, FAO, and The World Bank.


The presentation, entitled "Climate Impacts in the Lower Mekong: Implications for the Private Sector", was given as part of the larger session on the Role of the Private Sector in Climate Smart Agriculture.Utilizing data collected for the USAID Mekong ARCC's Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study, the presentation showed how changes in temperature and rainfall by 2030 will push the boundaries of crops climate tolerance and land suitability in the transboundary Sesan River basin for key agricultural inputs such as cassava, coffee, rice and rubber. These climate shifts will have significant impacts on the ability of natural resource and commodity dependant companies to meet production targets. The presentation broadly demonstrated that the projections the USAID Mekong ARCC Climate Study is generating can be critical inputs for private sector strategic planning and future regional investments.